Jimmy Butler gives brutally honest assessment of Heat's Game 2 loss

The Heat suffered a 25-point loss in Game 2 versus the Celtics.

by Dzevad Mesic
Jimmy Butler gives brutally honest assessment of Heat's Game 2 loss

Miami Heat star forward Jimmy Butler was brutally honest following a Game 2 loss versus the Boston Celtics, admitting they got embarassed on their home floor. The Heat won Game 1 on Tuesday but it was a completely different story in Game 2 as the Celtics claimed a blowout 127-102 win on Thursday night in South Beach to tie the series to one win apiece.

The Heat actually made a good start to the game, taking an early 18-8 point. It took several minutes for the Celtics to get into the game, but once they found their rhythm, the Heat barely stood a chance. "They tried to embarrass us," Butler said, per ESPN.

"They did embarrass us. So I think we got to realize that -- use it as fuel, whatever you want to say -- but realize that the game can get out of hand whenever you're playing against a really good team like them, that can score the ball and get stops.

"We got a tough job to do to go over there and win. But if they did it, we can do it as well."

Butler once again played well

Even though the Heat lost, Butler delivered another good performance. Butler scored a game-high 29 points and grabbed six rebounds but the rest of the team failed to deliver.

One of the key moment of the game came midway through the first quarter, when the Celtics sent Grant Williams into the game. Williams gave the Celtics the space to operate and he also finished the game with 19 points. "Spaced the floor well," Celtics head coach Ime Udoka said.

"We got to attack some matchups that we wanted to and space out Adebayo and [P.J.] Tucker and some of those guys. Obviously with Rob in there, he has his things that he does well but he has some limitations as well as far as spacing the court."

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